This Queens, NY native is revolutionizing the travel experience with her agency, Book Here, Give Here. Discover Loulu Lima’s charitable and sustainable vision for the future of global travel!
The travel bug bit Loulu Lima very early on. Her parents had a passport for her at 6 months of age and their adventurous spirit started taking her around the world. Growing up in Queens, one of the most diverse places on the globe, she also discovered various foods and cultures that furthered her interest in travel and exploration.
Falling in love with the art of travel led Loulu to a culinary arts degree in Switzerland and a hospitality career with notable brands like Travelocity and Loews Hotels. It wasn’t until Loulu started her own travel agency that she found her true calling, a unique marriage of charity and hospitality. Book Here, Give Here offers curated travel experiences for any budget along with a charitable component. Travelers can choose their own local charity to donate to or one of the already vetted charities of Book Here, Give Here. They can also add volunteerism to their itinerary to make a difference in the local community they are visiting.
Loulu’s commitment to local establishments is the hallmark of her travel itineraries. She aims to keep locals independent. Her global network of business owners, suppliers, and service industry superstars are personal connections. Instead of solely offering well known attractions, she creates experiences that support local businesses while also giving a portion of the commissions to charity.
While travelers nowadays might be inclined to book online, Loulu points out that for a comparable budget you can leave the work to the experts. Researching local restaurants, bars, arts & entertainment options is what her and her team do. They also make themselves available 24/7 while you are on your vacation and your trip comes fully insured. If you’re interested in planning an experience with Book Here, Give Here, text TRAVEL to 21000 and Loulu and her gurus will be in touch!
Some of Loulu’s New York favorites:
Best New York Pizza: L&B Spumoni Gardens in Brooklyn. Arguably the most famous and delicious Sicilian slice in all of New York.
Best New York Chinese Food: Wo Hop on Mott St in Chinatown. The experience is authentic New York. The fun of walking downstairs and being with actual New Yorkers. The food and ingredients are second to none.
Best New York Bagel: Slim’s in Little Neck, NY. The absolute best NY bagels and worth traveling for.